Devol (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of December 19, 2022:

  • Recruiting patrilineal (all male-line) descendants of the family for NGS/WGS testing. Any male who believes he qualifies should Read me First

IMPORTANT: Read me First


First Generation

[1]Joseph Devol, son of Jonathan Devol and Hannah Audley, was born Newport, RI abt 1675 and died Dartmouth bef 14 Nov 1726. He married by 1699 Mary Soule and they had seven children (Dartmouth): Christopher (1699/1700), Lydia (1701), Joseph (1703), Mary (1705), Hannah (1707), Benjamin (1709) and Jonathan (1711).

Second Generation

[2]Christopher Devol was born Dartmouth 27 Jan 1699/1700 and died Crum Elbow, NY bet 17 Oct - 24 Dec 1759. He married twice, first 21 Oct 1734 Patience Mosher and second Dartmouth 28 Jul 1756 Mehitable Allen. By his first wife he had three children: Israel (son), Sarah and Joseph and by his second wife he had Jonathan.

[3]Joseph Devol was born Dartmouth 15 Dec 1703 and died there bet. 25 May - 1 Oct 1782. He married twice, first Dartmouth abt 1725 Margaret Potter and second Dartmouth 6 Oct 1760 Sarah Howland (no children). By his first wife he had nine children: Philip (c1726), Edith, Elizabeth, Isabel, Benjamin, Mary, Hannah, Phebe and Joseph.

[4]Benjamin Devol was born Dartmouth 26 Jan 1709 and died The Oblong (Pawling), NY 19 Jan 1792. He married Dartmouth Aug 1731 Sarah Mosher and they had nine children: George, John, Joseph (1735), Benjamin, Bathsheba, Jonathan (1749), Sarah, Abigail and Hannah.

[5]Jonathan Devol was born Dartmouth 4 Aug 1711 and died Tiverton, RI Aug - Sep 1782. He married twice, first Dartmouth 28 Apr 1738 Priscilla Allen and second, int. Freetown 19 Oct 1776 Mary Sherman (no children). By his first wife he had seven children: Gilbert, Silas, Stephen (1745), Daniel, Benjamin (1749 d.y.), Benjamin and Jonathan.

DNA results TBD

Previous Y-DNA testing

As of 30 Oct 2020, Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) does not have either a Devol or Deuel surname DNA Project, but they have five kits associated with the Devol surname and fourteen kits associated with the Deuel surname.

Further needed testing

We need direct male-line descendants of Joseph Devol to WGS/NGS test to define the haplogroup.

References & External Links

Soule Kindred in America Genealogy Dagabase